The grace period for supermarkets and retail stores is over and from today "on the shelves there should not be anything other than halloumi that is certified with the PDO process".
Sigma's journalist, Iota Koumourou, conducted an autopsy in a supermarket to determine whether the relevant halloumi regulation has been implemented.
According to the journalist, the only halloumi on the shelves carry the yellow PDO label. But on the shelves, consumers can find "Cypriot cheese", which does not carry a PDO label.
For his part, the governor of the Pancypriot Retail Association (PASYLE), Marios Antoniou, said that "almost all cheese factories have received their approval, therefore we only receive PDO halloumi. Any stock that has not been sold has been returned."
Mr. Antoniou noted that all cheese factories have increased prices by approximately one and a half to two euros per kilo.
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